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United States Senate (SENATE)

Head Chair | Jonas Majewski
Vice-Chairs | Eric Cherwin, Elle Mahdavi

The U.S. Senate is the American government's premier legislative body. Its 100 members have the power to draft and pass legislation, approve major presidential appointments, and ratify treaties with foreign countries. Senators play a critical role in the government and have a heavy influence on the decisions of the executive branch. Delegates to our 65th Session will have the opportunity to participate in lively debates about some of the most pressing issues facing the chamber today and will work together in the spirit of bipartisanship to achieve lasting solutions.


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Topic 1 | Immigration Reform and a Pathway to Citizenship

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Immigration has had a profound effect on American history. And yet, it continues to be a polarizing topic among U.S. politicians. Donald Trump has inflamed tensions with Mexico while the Senate’s 2013 immigration compromise went nowhere in the U.S. House of Representatives. How can the chamber come together and find an equitable, workable, and passable solution for one of the most hotly contested issues of the last 8 years?

Topic 2 | Trade Agreements and the American Economy

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The Trans Pacific Partnership is finalized and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is in the final stages of negotiation. Economic consensus holds that free trade provides significant benefits for American citizens. However, as the current election campaign shows, many working class Americans would disagree with such an assessment. The Senate will discuss the merits of upcoming trade agreements and come up with a solution that is right for the American people.